You are the best potential supporter of your creative goals
Holding yourself back is tiring. Working towards a creative goal and struggling to get there because you keep messing up for yourself is frustrating. But it's so easily done.
Creative projects have a tendency to surface many of our internal struggles, especially when they force us to grow and challenge ourselves. Fear, self-doubt and perfectionism can stand in the way, making us procrastinate, self-sabotage or stay small.
But working towards creative goals can help us grow and understand ourselves better, both as creatives and as humans. We can make better, intentional choices. We can be kinder to ourselves. We can listen to what we need, and learn how we work best, so we can finally make progress toward those goals that mean so much to us.
I'm Elin Lööw, a writer working on my first novel and writing about personal growth for creatives.
I've always been a bookworm, loved to write stories since I was a kid and long been fascinated by psychology. But I became interested in personal growth as it relates to creativity after realizing my creative fears were holding me back from writing my first novel.
I live in Sweden together with my fiance Petrus and our two cats Pysen and Alice. Apart from writing, I'm very fond of photography, wandering in nature and snuggling down with a cup of green tea, a cat or two and a good book.